This is a follow up post from my previous one Haifa Port-The New Crown Jewel of China.
I was a bit curious to see if China owned any cruise ships…
Question: Does China own any cruise lines?
Carnival Corporation Launches Cruise Joint Venture in China
World's largest leisure travel company and China State Shipbuilding Corporation set to formally launch cruise joint venture this week under the name CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited
New cruise company in China to purchase two existing ships from Costa Group, with the first ship expected by end of 2019 to begin serving guests as part of the JV fleet
Joint venture also finalizes previously announced agreement for world's first two new cruise ships to be built in China for the Chinese cruise market, the first of which will be delivered in 2023
MIAMI, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced that its cruise joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) will launch this week under the name CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited. The new China-based cruise company plans to operate its own fleet to serve Chinese cruise guests by the end of 2019.
Haaretz (Israel newspaper)
Chinese Tourism to Israel Rose 67% in First Half of 2019
Rina Rozenberg Kandel
Jul 04, 2019 1:53 AM
Excerpt: The Chinese aren’t just building ports and buying power stations in Israel. They’re also coming as tourists in record numbers, figures released by the Tourism Ministry on Wednesday showed.
The number of Chinese tourists jumped 67% to 84,000 in the first half of the year from the same time in 2018 and the number for June alone was up 100% from a year ago to about 14,000, the ministry said.
Question: Does China own any other cruise ships or in joint venture?
Princess Cruises is a cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.The company is incorporated in Bermuda and its headquarters are in Santa Clarita, California. As of 2018, it is the second largest cruise line by net revenue. It was previously a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, and is currently under Holland America Group within Carnival Corporation & plc, which holds executive control over the Princess Cruises brand. The line has 18 ships cruising global itineraries that are marketed to both American and international passengers.
In my last post Israel has teamed up with China to run their Haifa port which is also a cruise line port. Israel was contemplating the port to become only a cruise line port in about five years.
Cruise lines halt from a Chinese bug but China is also in joint venture with Carnival which Princess is apart of.
The world stops selling many goods except on line and sometimes in limited quantities.
Question: Who is the largest exporter of goods?
China has been the world's largest exporter of goods since 2009. Official estimates suggest Chinese exports amounted to $2.097 trillion in 2017. Since 2013, China has also become the largest trading nation in the world. The United States previously held this position.Oct 21, 2018
Question: Who is the largest importer of goods?
The world's largest single importer is the United States, with a 13.4% share of global imports equal to $2.6 trillion of goods. Following the U.S. are two other significant economies, each which import over $1 trillion in goods every year: China ($2.1 trillion), and Germany ($1.3 trillion).Sep 23, 2019
In my other post Babylon Rising I was surprised by how many extremely tall towers the world has built. Competition has been fierce in this arena. It was a sign of Babylon truly rising.
I’m gathering nations do what they do for three reasons that I can apply.
#2 To be number one in the world of everything
#3 Military power and positioning
I could throw in number four in the mix which is the anti-Christ system. Those who don’t go along will not have many friends they can trust. Their allegiance will be to the anti-Christ, the false prophet and the beast.
Fear will be the motivator to adapt for many reasons but those who know their true Messiah, King, Savior and Lord will not follow the voice of another.
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.